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Thread: Black, White, and Random Crayon Challenge

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    Super Member JenniePenny's Avatar
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    This was a block of the month with my LQS. How we did this:

    At the first of the year, each participant blindly drew a crayon out of a tin. We would need to then bring 1/8 yard of that fabric to our first class and make our first block (we were given a requirement of the quantity of black & white fabrics also, for the whole year). My first color was brown. I probably scowled when I drew the crayon, but said, I'm up for the challenge.
    So everybody made block one; each had their own accent color. At the end of that class, we each drew another random color crayon. That would allow us to find or buy that color before class 2. And so on. At this point, we have participated in 12 classes.
    Everybody's quilt will look remarkably different from the others, because, first and most obviously, everybody picked different crayons. But not so obvious when we started, was that everybody could put their 1/8 yard of accent fabric ANYWHERE in the block. So if one person chooses a white background with dark points, it will look different from somebody else's block if they make a dark background and put the values in different places.
    So, I know someone observant will notice that I have 13 blocks instead of 12. Most people are putting their 12 blocks in a straight setting, 4 rows of 3. I wanted to make my finished quilt a bit bigger, so I determined that if I made another random block and set the blocks on point with setting triangles, I would have a more useful size quilt for my teenage son.

    quilt top on floor
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    some block detail
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    center block - dark indigo accent color
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    Your quilt is beautiful, and I love this idea. A great way to keep a class interested and coming back.

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    I'm so excited! you have inspired me. I've been planning to make Sylvia's Bridal Quilt from the Jennifer Cheverini books. But I couldn't decide on a color way or if just to go completely scrappy. I found a box of 24 crayons in my file cabinet. will get started after the first of the year! Thank you! :)

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    Love it.

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    What a neat idea. And what a beautiful quilt!

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    Such a beautiful quilt.

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    What a neat, creative idea!!! Quilts pretty neat, too!

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    your quilt is beautiful...

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    Just beautiful!

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    That sounds like alot of fun.Your quilt turned out beautiful.

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    I WOULD LOVE TO ORGANIZE THIS FOR MY GUILD NEXT YEAR. WHO CHOSE THE BLOCKS AND HOW MUCH BLACK AND WHITE FABRIC WAS REQUIRED. i THINK YOUR QUILT IS GREAT. rITA

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    I love your quilt. The colors and blocks are great!!

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    very nice!!! It'a very beautiful quilt. and I love the idea for the block of the month too

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    Awesome quilt!!!

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    Sounds like it was a lot of fun! The quilt is beautiful!!!!! :D

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    Here is the LQS sample quilt. 12 blocks.

    The blocks were from a sampler quilt called "As Time Goes By."

    I looked through some of my quilting books to find an extra block to make.

    same 12 blocks, entirely different look
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    What a great idea - your quilt turned out beautifully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowpie2
    What a great idea - your quilt turned out beautifully.
    Yup! what cowpie2 said. I love this idea. Quick question for anyone.... Is "crayon" a term for a fat 1/8 rolled up or did you literally pick a wax crayon out of a tin? I had never heard of fabric referred to as a crayon so wasn't sure.

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritamaew
    I WOULD LOVE TO ORGANIZE THIS FOR MY GUILD NEXT YEAR. WHO CHOSE THE BLOCKS AND HOW MUCH BLACK AND WHITE FABRIC WAS REQUIRED. i THINK YOUR QUILT IS GREAT. rITA
    Ditto -love this idea for guild. Can you PM me the specifics? Thanks

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    Gorgeous quilt!

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    What an incredible idea ... your quilt is beautiful!

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    great idea and your son is going to love his new quilt.

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    Very nice piecing! And great colors!

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    Gorgeous.

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